Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Pongal

Here’s wishing Tamilians, global Indians and global citizens a happy Pongal.
Thai Pongal (Tamil: தைப்பொங்கல்) is a harvest festival equivalent to a thanksgiving event celebrated by Tamils across the world. Pongal in Tamil means "boiling over or spill over." The act of boiling over of milk in the clay pot is considered to denote future prosperity for the family. In January 2008, the Tamilnadu Government anounced that Pongal will be celebrated as 'Tamil New Year' from 2009.
(Thanks: Wikipedia)
Have a great New Year, folks.

13 comments:

  1. so how many pots of milk did you boil today???? do put an extra one for me too.
    happy pongal to you and family.

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  2. Happy Pongal Ramesh .. I miss celebrations in India ..

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  3. Happy Pongal, Ramesh! New Year starts from April 14th! For years, our New year started on that day, it can't be changed, I feel!

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  4. Happy Pongal to you too :) For me, its even Kite flying day and one of my favorite festival where we eat and fly kites on terrace! It is really the best time of the year :)

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  5. Happy Pongal to you and your family. We celebrate this as Poush Shankranti, which is also the harvest festival.

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  6. A very happy pongal to all and my best wishes.

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  7. A very happy Pongal and Makar Sankranti to you too.

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  8. happy Pongal to you too sir ! cheers !

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  9. Happy Pongal to you as well. Lovely piece of information on the origin of the word Pongal.

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  10. Happy Pongal. I found it interesting to read about the origin and meaning of the word "Pongal."

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